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The biggest govtech deals of the week (16/12/19)

This is the latest instalment of an exclusive series analysing the UK’s biggest public sector tech deals. In partnership with GlobalData, we’ve drilled down into the most valuable tenders and awards from the last seven days. Here’s what we found this week…

The top prior information notices

This week’s featured PIN

Buyer: Cabinet Office
Title: Pre-tender for the replacement of current on-premise ERP with a SaaS alternative
The lowdown: The Cabinet Office has unveiled plans to replace its existing on-premise enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution with a cloud-based alternative. The department is inviting potential suppliers to express their interest via: SOP2SaaS_vendors[at]cabinetoffice[dot]gov[dot]uk.
Deadline for registering interest: 19 December 2019
Value: N/A

The best of the rest

Buyer: North Lanarkshire Council
Title: Pre-tender for a Digital Connectivity Partner to create a digital infrastructure
Deadline for registering interest: 17 January 2020
Value: N/A

Buyer: Cornwall Council
Title: Pre-tender to deliver and operate superfast broadband and infrastructure services
Deadline for registering interest: 6 December 2019
Value: £5.4m

Buyer: British Council
Title: Pre-tender to deliver student management system
Deadline for registering interest: N/A
Value: N/A

Buyer: Hertford Council
Title: Pre-tender for a major incident notification system
Deadline for registering interest: 10 January 2020
Value: N/A

The top tenders

This week’s featured tender

Buyer: Ministry of Defence
Title: Tender for a Defence Virtual Simulation 2 (DVS 2)
The lowdown: The Ministry of Defence is preparing to spend up to £10m on new virtual simulation software. The software will support the delivery of training events, must be compatible with off-the-shelf hardware and is set to be maintained over the course of ten years.
Deadline: 31 March 2022
Value: £6m-10m

The best of the rest

Buyer: NHS Shared Business Services
Title: Tender for the provision of IT servers and software
Deadline: 22 January 2020
Value: £500m

Buyer: National Procurement Service
Title: Tender of a framework agreement for the provision of a range of All-wales IT products and services
Deadline: 17 January 2020
Value: £300m

Buyer: University of Edinburgh
Title: Tender for IT equipment to create, extend and refresh storage and compute capabilities
Deadline: 16 January 2020
Value: £84m

Buyer: East Of England NHS Collaborative Hub
Title: Tender of a framework agreement to deliver analysis and reconciliation services
Deadline: 17 January 2020
Value: £16m

The top awards

This week’s featured award

Buyer: Public Health England
Supplier: Oracle
Title
: Award for contract to upgrade from the ERP system to Oracle Cloud
The lowdown: Oracle has won the largest individual deal of the week: a £7m contract to upgrade its existing enterprise resource planning software, which is already managed by the US tech giant, to the cloud. It opted not to go out to tender for the deal on the grounds that “competition is absent for technical reasons”.
Award date: 12 December 2019
Value: £7m

The best of the rest

Buyer: Scottish Government
Supplier: XMA
Title
: Award for framework contract for web based and proprietary client devices
Award date: 10 December 2019
Value: £80m

Buyer: Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Supplier: Lexmark
Title
: Award for framework contract for a healthcare output and content management system
Award date: 12 December 2019
Value: £65m

Buyer: Norfolk Council
Supplier: Various
Title: Award for framework contract to deliver apprenticeship training across variety of areas including ICT
Award date: 10 December 2019
Value: £30m

Buyer: Eastern Shires Purchasing Organisation (ESPO)
Supplier: Various
Title
: Award for framework contract for the provision of library RFID solutions and additional services
Award date: 12 December 2019
Value: £20m

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